By Srimati Mukherjee

Historically, Indian cinema has located ladies on the intersection of culture and a extra evolving tradition, portraying contradictory attitudes which impact women’s roles in private and non-private spheres.


Examining the paintings of 3 administrators from West Bengal, this booklet addresses the juxtaposition of culture and tradition concerning girls in Bengali cinema. It argues the antithesis of women’s roles, rather when it comes to principles of resistance, revolution, swap, and autonomy, through suggesting they impart resistance to hegemonic buildings, encouraging a re-envisioning of women’s positions in the familial-social matrix. in addition to proposing a belief of tradition as dynamic and evolving, the ebook discusses how a few administrators express that with this rupturing of the frequently prohibitive, and a suggestion of unmaking and making in girls, a conventional inclination is uncovered to align girls with rules of absence, substitution, and disposability. the writer is going directly to convey how chosen auteurs in modern Bengali cinema holiday with definite conventional representations of girls, gesturing in the direction of a tradition that's extra freeing for girls.


Presenting the 1st full-length examine of women’s altering roles during the last two decades of Bengali cinema, this publication should be an invaluable contribution for college kids and students of South Asian tradition, movie reviews and Gender Studies.

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